Some recent and forthcoming project activity

This project is fortunate in having a small band of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. They are making slow but steady progress towards the creation of  a ‘showpiece area’ adjacent to the graveyard entrance and to the rear of numbers 39 and 40 Chapel Street.

Saron site plan showing location of proposed showpiece area

Saron site plan showing location of proposed showpiece area

The refurbishment of the historic Saron gates is taking longer than was anticipated but we still hope to be able to refit these in the not too distant future.

FoS volunteers have been in the graveyard since last month’s Volunteer Day to carry out some routine maintenance. This has mainly involved weeding around some of the graves and on the retaining wall on the Tyntaldwyn Road boundary. This necessary work is ongoing. If you are interested in becoming involved in this worthwhile community project please contact us at friendsofsaron@gmail.com

One of the weed piles ready for removal

One of the weed piles ready for removal

An area after weeding

An area after weeding

Tyntaldwyn Road wall after removal of unwanted vegetation

Tyntaldwyn Road wall after removal of unwanted vegetation

View down Tyntaldwyn Road wall from Chapel street corner before this project began

View down Tyntaldwyn Road wall from Chapel Street corner before this project began

We will be holding the next Volunteer Day on 21st June. Details can be viewed in the What’s On section of this blog. You are warmly invited to attend.

Our volunteers have shown that considerable improvements can be made with very little outlay apart from their own toil. We do, however, need to obtain funding for urgently necessary structural work to take place, particularly on the collapsed retaining wall. Applications are being made to a number of potential funding providers.

We are always happy to add to our support. Whether or not you are able to help in a concrete way we will be very pleased to hear from you.

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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